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Theorizes that Digg is on the decline after the widespread bannings. Recaps the aftermath.
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from NeO 2117 Days ago #
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Wow I had no idea that the traffic had dropped off so abruptly! Sorry to my top digg buddies that got the boot.

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from g1smd 2117 Days ago #
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So, how do you know that the Alexa page view count wasn’t simply being inflated by the script users accessing hundreds or thousands of pages per day each, and now they are gone, the page view count is a more true reflection of what it always was?

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from onreact 2117 Days ago #
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NeO: Take a look at the Alexa graph of Mixx for the same time period. Mixx is bigger than both Reddit and Propeller now.

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from LtDraper 2117 Days ago #
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@onreact - That could just mean that the Digg script users just moved over to Mixx.

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from lucio-dias-ribeiro 2117 Days ago #
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"Since Digg doesn’t listen to it’s most dedicated users, and chooses to get rid of them instead, they will die a slow cold death"Yes and no, I see as a cycle, need to be refreshed. Im not a digg user anyway, but cant agree more than a sudennly movement banning out of the blue power users do not impress another users.

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from SEMSEO 2117 Days ago #
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Good riddance! I hate script users at Digg.  They are just like spambots spamming my forums. They take up a lot of server resources and generating false number of page views.

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from JamesDuthie 2117 Days ago #
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An exodus was always likely ala the social network migration - Friendster > MySpace > Facebook. The only surprise to me is the Digg is driving the exodus themselves rather than a superior new competitor.

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from SEMSEO 2117 Days ago #
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Will search engines one day treat social bookmarking websites as link farm?

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from g1smd 2117 Days ago #
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I suspect that some are already treated that way at least in part. 

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from JeffMHoward 2116 Days ago #
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Digg inevitably will tailor to a niche, and that niche only has such a crtical mass. My biggest complaint about Digg is why it did not allow users to setup their own private or public Digg front pages / communities. This was so obvious to me even 2 years ago. Would we even have Sphinn if Digg allowed users to create their own niche versions of Digg?

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from Chris1 2116 Days ago #
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I wonder how accurate that alexa data is... could it just be that those more likely to have the Alexa toolbar (SEOs, diggers using scripts, etc.) have been banned recently?According to Google trends for Websites, Digg’s traffic doesn’t seem to be falling off:http://trends.google.com/websites?q=reddit.com%2C+digg.com%2C+mixx.com&geo=all&date=all&sort=0Either way, I think Digg did the right thing in banning people who were gaming their system.  Using scripts, bling digging and digging only your friends’  submissions doesn’t benefit Digg or its community of users.  The only people who are pissed about it are those that were gaming the system and now are banned.  Good riddance I say.  And good luck in gaming a fraction of that traffic at Mixx, Reddit or wherever.  I just wonder if all the work that its going to take to become a "power-mixxer" or a "top redditter" will be worth it.

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from TannerC 2116 Days ago #
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Oh please. Quit whining about being banned from Digg and start working to provide the search industry with real, quality news.

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from UtahSEOpro 2116 Days ago #
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@TannerC yes, I already provide and share the search industry quality news. You might see my submissions on Sphinn. What would you like to call that?

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from MarkeD 2116 Days ago #
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Alexa isn’t very reliable info - if anything it shows its not being spammed by marketers so much with the toolbar. I reckon if they "nofollowed" every external link you’d see the Alexa graph crash  as much as a bank share.

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from halomark 2115 Days ago #
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In my opinion, this story has no base at all. The author is quoting Alexa as the source of traffic info. Alexa is stupid. Digg is verified at Quantcast, so you can get the real picture there. To make it easy, here is the URL - http://www.quantcast.com/digg.comDoes the graph show decline or stability? This is a purely revenge/frustrated/to vent out post.

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from HeadlandDigital 2115 Days ago #
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Maybe the rise of Reddit has something to do with it? Digg is increasingly focused on trivia.

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from UtahSEOpro 2115 Days ago #
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Compete.com is what you should be being looked at over Quantcast or Alexa. They have the most accurate data that they buy from ISPs. They do not show a drop w/Digg but that’s not as fun now is it?  

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from seobro 2115 Days ago #
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I believe one of the reasons for the decline of Digg is the nastiness factor. It reminds me of youtube. You have 100 comments of THIS VID SUX!

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from TannerC 1844 Days ago #
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Digg is not going downhill. It’s just not true. This is a rant from an angry user who got banned, nothing more.

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